The Do’s and Don’ts of Lighting Your Front Door

You may have noticed that our lighting specialist Anne Suggs is a fashionita if you followed along with our recent Be Bright Scarf Giveaway – but now, we get to tap into the other side of Anne’s diverse skill set. Not only does she stay up-to-date with the latest fashion trends that influence the design of our products, but Anne also serves as the technology mastermind and expert on what you should and shouldn’t do when lighting your home.

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Today, Anne shares her insight on the DO’s and DON’Ts of lighting your front door and entryway.

  • DO use photocells for extra energy savings in outdoor applications.
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  • DO keep in mind the light that will be spilling outside from the interior spaces.
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  • DO highlight stonework or anything with nice texture to stand out by using uplight.
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  • DO consider overhead lighting to create an inviting entryway with a deeper porch.
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  • DON’T use motion sensors on decorative outdoor lights, they should be used for security purposes only.
  • DON’T position lights to shine on ugly portions of the house like drain pipes.